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Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait - Brouwerij Boon

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage ParfaitBoon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait

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585 Ratings
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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-08-2002)
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MCImes

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Geuze-y. They all look pretty similar. Golden color, medium-high carb. What do

S- Apricot, peach, lots of apple, pear, other white fruits. Funk.

T- This is one of my favoriet Geuzes. It is perfectly balanced IMO. It is sour without being biting. It has just enough residual sweetness to balance the sour. The white fruits just come pouring through every sip. This is a perfect palette cleanser. I love drinking it with steak, good cheese, or a salad (like a apple, candied walnut, bacon, cheddar, vinaigrette on spring greens...yummy). This is a very mellow geuze while still being packed with funky Belgian goodness and just the right amount of sourness. Its one of my all time favorites that isnt too hard to find.

M- enough residual sugar to perfectly balance the sourness.

O- I think it deserves higher than the 92 it has right now. Im aging some from 2007 and its drinking sooo nice. Be sure to drink it at 55-65*. I think it gets worse as it gets colder.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 17:42:42 | More by MCImes
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2009 vintage.

Beer is clear golden amber in colour, with a large white head. Fades steadily.

Smell is funky and yeasty. Smells a bit of apple, as well as hay. Maybe a touch of honey.

Taste is good, but not as nice as the nose. Tart, funky and very dry. Some green apple and a bit of white pepper.

Light bodied, strongly carbonated, quite astringent.

Overall, a decent geuze, but not a great one.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 19:05:38 | More by jrenihan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Glowing but murky. Big head that dies to a thinner layer. Freckles of lacing.

S-Funky and Gueuzey. Impending tartness.

T-Not too aggressive with the tartness. More musty than tart. Its one of the more agreeable versions of the Gueuze.

M-Drinks far too easy for a Gueuze with such a high ABV. Drinks like the usual 5% Gueuze...with a bit more body and lingering effect.

O/D-Pretty neat. If I am going to have this style, I want it to be offensively puckering. This is more subdued; especially at its ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:21:44 | More by VelvetExtract
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2007 vintage with a best by date of 2030!!! Nice, deep orange color with a decent fluffy white head. Sharp and tart aroma-grassy and apple like. Very tart flavor with a nice apple/pear flavor-almost cider like. Spicy and peppery. Very smooth mouthfeel-the tartness and effervescence is rather subdued I am suprised. Nice grain like quality. A great beer for sure. Had my first geuze 20 odd years ago and certainly didnt "get it" then. This is just a great beer and a great experience.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 21:26:45 | More by lackenhauser
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

2009 vintage. I popped this bottle with a friend of mine who's soon to tie the knot, a sort of toast to good tidings and good futures. It pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild mandarin orange, white wine grapes (pretty close to Chardonnay), light vanilla, and a smattering of very light cobweb. The taste brings in more of the same, with a good amount of the inherent funk seeping into the mandarin orange character. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice gueuze, hopefully a glass of healthy portents for my buddy and his lady.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 06:03:17 | More by TMoney2591
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2009 vintage. this beer is outstanding, thanks to my rare beer club for hooking this up. a real treat. it pours a radiant orangey yellow color, hazy, but not nearly as much as some others. the head is over two inches tall, and leaves excellent lacing. the nose is sour and punchy, just how I like it. not as complex as some, but still a lot going on with a lemony acid profile and a floral sort of yeast that goes well with the souring agents. the flavor is just like the nose, very straightforward gueuze. im picking up a little more oak in this than I usually do, which I think helps the sour set in and make a little bigger impression. its very refreshing, and it hides its strength incredibly well. im surprised at its elegance, being as big as it is. I think the age has mellowed it just a bit, as the carbonation isn't quite as effervescent as it probably was. but the relaxed feel really works for me, and the light body helps it stay drinkable. overall an excellent example of the style, it has that perfect sour funk profile that is just right for this time of year. this one is a winner, worthy of seeking out. could see giving it another 10 years or so too...

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 20:58:10 | More by StonedTrippin
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage. Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip. The pour is clear, dark gold with a large rocky-looking sudsy head that dissipates quickly. Lots of sour notes on the nose. Apple cider vinegar and cedar predominate. Upon swirling, some funky barnyard notes start to rise.

The beer has a light body and very dry, tart flavor. Lots of acidity here, but still pleasant to drink. The acidity is pretty well-balanced by the alcohol. The beer doesn't taste boozy at all, but the alcohol smooths out the flavors and provide additional body. Up front, the beer has a nice, crisp wheat-like graininess, but the fruit and wine-like sour notes march in and combine with it very well. Tart, dry finish leaves you salivating and ready for more.

Overall, a nice gueuze, but not the best. The flavor is very pleasant and well-balanced, but others seem to have more complexity than this one. I may want to visit this one again after I've had a few more. This is still a new style to me and I'm trying to decide what I do and do not like.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 23:45:07 | More by deadonhisfeet
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2009 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a beautiful hazy orange-yellow with high carbonation producing a 2+ inch bubbly white head. Good retention.
S: Strong aroma of musty horse blanket greets you a few feet away from the glass. Citrus--sweet and tart, earthy minerals, and a hint of berries and green apples.
T: The bright citrus note that hits first quickly turns toward tart lemon and lime notes. Musty...and...dusty (I don't think I've used that word before to describe a beer). Interesting. Whiffs of leather, green apples, grass, and a note of brine in the finish. With warming, minerals, oak, and green apple notes come more to the forefront.
M: Light body. Carbonated effervescence. Tart, lightly sweet, and acidic (this is moderated by the 3 yrs of aging in this one). Dry white wine finish (french viognier immediately comes to mind).
D: A nice example of style. A solid geuze. Very refreshing and extremely easy to drink (the 8% is nearly imperceptible).

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 03:24:36 | More by mwilbur
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blankust

Oklahoma

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into chalice style glass, from bottle, solid pop from cork

Appearance: straw yellow, very effervescent with 1&1/2 finger head.
Aroma: funk and cork
Taste: it seems like I could taste cork very tart, long lasting background mustiness, 8% alcohol barely noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:16:51 | More by blankust
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CloudStrife

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml poured into a snifter. 2007 Vintage. Bottled 10-09-2010 (subtracted 20 years from best by date per website)

A: Pours a mostly opaque cloudy amber with a 1 finger that is not very compact and quick to dissipate. Lots of visible carbonation shooting to the surface. Head finishes as just a ring around the outside of the glass.

S: A very tart and sour fruitiness with a complimenting oak backing. A bit of funk and cellar in there. The fruit comes through as a blend of berries and cherries.

T: This one is certainly on the tart side of the spectrum. Intense at first any other flavor is undeserniable. After a second or two a fruitiness comes out. Oak notes are solid in the middle as well. A lambic yeast finish. I'm always a fan of pouring in the yeast for the last bit of the glass but would recommend skipping that on this vintage.

M: Light to medium body with great carbonation. Mouth puckering with its sour qualities. Any alcohol is lost in the tartness. Just a bit of stickiness upon finish.

Overall I will certainly be picking up a few more of these. About as far on the tart side as I would think sours can get. A little lacking in some complexity with fruitiness and whatnot but nonetheless a must try for anyone seeking the extreme.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 23:33:03 | More by CloudStrife
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riored4v

Colorado

4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured in to a tulip with a 1.5 finger, white head. Slightly hazed, golden colored body.

Aroma is lemony and citric. Good amounts of vinegar with some slight funk. Malty and a bit grainy.

Taste was lemony and acidic as well. Slight vinegar with some barnyard type funk. A bit earthy hop flavor with a fair amount of maltiness and grainy flavor.

Mouthfeel was medium/light body with high carb and a dry finish.

Overall an excellent beer. Wished I could get more of this easily. Loads of sour tartness while remaining drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 02:05:38 | More by riored4v
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2008 vintage, bb 27/07/2031

Appearance. Pours a hazy honey-gold with a finger of white head.

Smell. Sweet pears and tart green apples, some light earthy funk and old wood. Smells really nice.

Taste. Green apples again and a little bit of lemon juice, some lightly bitter wood and nice earthy, dry funk. There's a bit of a brett quality that stands out a bit more than most other classic gueuzes I've tried, not that this is a bad thing.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. A very nice gueuze that would probably just get better with more age. With that, I may buy a bottle the next time I see it to put away for a while.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 03:11:57 | More by Rutager
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2007 Vintage 375ml bottle

Appearance: Dark rusty orange color with a little over 1 finger of an off white head. There's a decent amount of visible carbonation streaming through the glass.

Smell: Sour lemon juice, wet hay, funk, oak, slight green apple

Taste: Oak, lemon cough drops, funk, white grape, musty. Much more funk in the taste than in the nose. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Sourness straddles the line between low and medium and is definitely not as sour as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel: Light, crip mouthfeel. High carbonation. Slight warming alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 08:07:10 | More by Jonada
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AxesandAnchors

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage

A: Pours a super cloudy burnt orange color. Not a ton of carbonation, I was expecting more. Even though the head dissipates quite quickly it is easily roused. Nice consistent flow of carbonation from the bottom of the glass, although its quit hard to see through the cloudiness. I can't see any large yeast particles floating around.

S: Mild orange peel, lemon grass, hay, maybe some apple, slightly vinegary. I wouldn't describe it as funky, but there is an obvious musk about it.

T: Pretty light tartness for the style. Has an orange/apple and lemon cider like flavor. The oak is present but not heavy. White grape skins. The funk is super mild and really balances well with the fruit character.

M: Fantastic mouth feel. Very spritzer-esque, the tartness combined with the carbonation really dance on your tongue.

O: Executed, fantastically. I loved this beer, my only complaint would be that the nose is a little lackluster...don't judge a book by its nose however, this brew is tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 22:13:52 | More by AxesandAnchors
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2004 vintage. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a 3 finger frothy, light cream colored head with good retention. Beer is a clear orange that reveals ample carbonation. Thin, sticky legs. Lacing is sparse but thick with decent stick. One of the better gueuze's I've come across in this department.

Nose is cheese, wet hay, citrus, lemon, and a saturated oakiness. Moderately sour but very aromatic and funky. Really good.

Opens lemon rind, tart, cheesy. Some hay and wet wood. Puckeringly dry. Tanic with some wine-like sour notes. Finishes with a light ethanol note mixed with more lemon, hay and cheese. A light sweet tartness pervades the aftertaste. Solid.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Lively yet smooth and oily in the mouth with a hint of booziness going down. Finishes messy with a dry, sticky aftertaste. Some alcohol comes through as this one warms which is a touch unappealing. Also not as lively as it could be. Still decent though.

Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised by this. Big, wet, funky, cheesy notes make this one a gueuze-head's gueuze. Could use a bit more liveliness in the feel and there's a very slight, mellow alcohol taste that I could do without. Still all things considered, I gotta go back and get the rest of the remaining bottles of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 01:55:41 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage. This pours a murky copper orange color with a white foamy head. The aroma is fairly acidic with lemons and apples in the mix with other earthy tones. The flavor is quite tart and full in volume. Taste is a very well blended with a combination of tart fruits and oak. It finishes kind of dry and chalky. Very well done, only is Belgium!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 05:33:01 | More by Lemke10
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a nine gueuze lineup a few days ago. Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Drank this one right after the regular Boon gueuze, so it was fun to see the differences, which were very apparent.

From a 37,5cl corked and caged bottle into a snifter
Vintage: 2008
Best by 20 October 2031

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1+ finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with good retention. Clear safty orange in color with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick cap and remains in tact as the glass empties. Much like the regular Boon, but a tint darker in color.

SMELL: Milder nose with some light musty notes and lactic acid. Tart lemon esters, orange peel, with some funky aromas and vinegar as well. Decent here.

TASTE: Much different than the regular for sure. Sour, tart lemon esters, white grapes, green apples and some light funky barnyard notes. A touch of musty and mouldy fungus as well, but this is defintely restrained. Lightly acidic at the swallow with tart green fruits, some vinegar and notes of floral bitterness linger on the palate. Not bad at all.

PALATE: Medium body with lower levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry on the palate. A little creamier than the regular gueuze.

OVERALL: Liked this one way, way better than their regular offering. Less musty and mouldy flavors and no added sweetness means this one allows the tart green fruits and light acidity to play a more central roll. More my style at least. Enjoyed this one and would gladly drink agian.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 19:36:38 | More by Jeffo
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml caged and corked bottle, 2007 vintage. Served in a flute, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch off-white head that fizzled away quickly. No lacing. The brew smells like musty funk, hay, white grapes, tart apples, and some lemon. It tastes like bready malt, musty funk, light peppery spice, wood, and a bit of pear and tart apple. Not very tart at all. I think it tastes more earthy and musty than sour. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with good, soft carbonation. The alcohol in this brew is well hidden, it sure doesn't seem like it's 8% ABV. In the end, I liked this brew. It wasn't as tart as I thought it was going to be, but it's still tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 23:20:12 | More by bluejacket74
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted blindly in Blind BIF #7 as 1 of 5 gueuzes. Bottle was 2007, poured into snifter.

A: Golden, small head, fairly clear

S: Musk dominates, with some hay, wheat, and barnyard funk

T: A little bitter/hoppy, surprisingly mild sour, and wheat. Oaky.

M: Thin bodied and moderately carbed.

O: Decent gueuze. The strong musky odor is the biggest knock, and the funk is high in the flavor without enough tartness compared to your typical gueuze. Great beer, but fell short compared to the others in the lineup.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 04:14:51 | More by cbeer88
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ClarkHimself

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright apricot color into a snifter glass. Large frothy white head that dissolves to a thin 1/4 inch head. Smells like sour apples, vinegar, and a skunky-funkiness. The sour smell alone makes your mouth water. Tastes... sour! Very vinegar like and lingers well after swallowing. Even minutes later I have a sour-apple, lemony taste in my mouth. Very intense carbonation keeps the beer pretty exciting over a 30 min session. Overall a really solid gueuze; would definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 23:04:04 | More by ClarkHimself
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml, 2008
Lost Abbey Teku tulip

A: Hazy bright yellow orange color. Half finger bright white head. Fluffy pillow like head. Great carbonation.

S: Smells funky. Smells tart. Lots of dryness. Lots of white grape and tart green apple.

T: Not as crazy sour as expected. Tart bite in the tip of the tongue. Malted light wheat in mid mouth. Great carbonation. Getting that white grape. Pretty darn dry. Don't taste the booze but feel it. Crispy finish. Champagne dryness.

M: Medium bodied. Lots of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 20:38:05 | More by inlimbo77
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shand

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait pours a very hazy golden color with a finger of head. The aroma is very nice, it's got tart fruits, sour yeasts, and oak. The taste is very oaky, but it blends very well with the sharp fruit tartness and full sourness. The yeast aspect rules the roost after a few seconds, and then the oak and a bit of pepper ride out the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter, very dry, and highly carbonated. The drinkability is great, there isn't a hint of the ABV. Overall, a solid and well-balanced gueuze. The oak aging really helps round everything out.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 03:35:15 | More by shand
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MIA4IPA

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy but bright medium orange with a decent head that reduces to a light bubbly skim.

some sour yeasty notes & tart fruit aromas definite palate Quencher!!

The Oak aging is definite in this very dry, sour and leaves a puckering feel. I can't believe this is %8.

Very fizzy mouth feel leaves my palate wanting for more!

One of the best Geuze I have ever had!! 2007 vintage. I plan on grabbing more bottles for age!!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 03:23:28 | More by MIA4IPA
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy (but bright medium orange with a decent head that reduces to a light bubbly skim. No lace. Pretty color. Bottle is listed as 2007.

Peppery wood, some sour yeasty notes, some tart fruit aromas.

You really get the oak aging in this, almost a wet tongue depressor. A little pepper, sour fruit, but this one has a chalky dryness that offsets anything remotely sweet. Light bitter and sour interplay at the finish, which leaves you with a substantial pucker. This stuff is awesome. Alcohol is not noticeable at all.

Fizzy but having some body, and this thing just dries you up. Cotton mouth pucker that is slightly bitter and sour. Nice touch between flavor and mouthfeel.

Overall, a big winner. A beer that make you asks why you don't drink this style more. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 19:43:58 | More by OtherShoe2
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Guden

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a geuze Boon pint glass at Pakhuis in Ghent, Belgium.

A- hazy gold with a decent head and lacing for a sour beer.

S- lemon and white bread come through with lighter notes of cherry an apple cider vinegar. Interesting but not as complex as some sours.

T- similar to the nose, the lemony sour is strong but balanced with the bready body. More hoppy bitterness than I had expected but it is well incorporated. The cherry (I assumed from Brett) is a nice note but the apple cider and vinegar notes are a touch too high over the course of the bottle.

M- thin and dry as expected but with a nice carbonation that keeps it perky and refreshing.

O- a really nice example of the style. Not as complex as some but tasty and tart in the best ways.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 22:41:31 | More by Guden
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait from Brouwerij Boon
91 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.